Read this: Looking for better way to license new teachers

Keep an eye on this movement to change the way states determine who should be licensed to teach in public schools, covered nicely in this recent piece from Hechinger Report. At issue is how to determine whether candidates can actually teach BEFORE allowing them to be the teacher of record over children.

Essentially, what is allowed now in most states is akin to having people pass only a written test before issuing a driver’s license. That we take more care in checking people’s ability to drive than we do their ability to work with our children is chilling in itself.

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